With 300 calories or less, these light entrees deliver the kind of deep, rich flavors that come from cooking low and slow.
Sweet and Spicy Satsuma Turkey
Fresh mandarin oranges, riesling, and orange marmalade provide the highlights for the sweet profile, while crushed red pepper
adds the spicy kick to this Asian-inspired turkey dish. Serve with hot steamed rice as an accompaniment to soak up the delicious
You can enjoy the flavor and texture of enchiladas in a slow cooker; just stack the tortillas instead of rolling them. We
suggest lining your slow cooker with a slow-cooker bag so you can easily remove the stack from the cooker.
Small pearl tapioca combined with coconut milk and fresh pineapple makes a simple tropics-inspired treat. The key to success
is using small pearl tapioca, not instant or minute tapioca. Fresh mango or papaya works equally well as a substitute for
the fresh pineapple.
Chicken thighs take on rustic, bold Italian flavor notes with just a few pantry staples including canned tomatoes, tomato
paste, and white wine. Just before serving, add Kalamata olives and fresh parsley to finish things off on a rich note.
Cook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottle barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a sweet
and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun over even over a baked potato.
Before there were nachos, there were chilaquiles. Tomatoes and spices simmer with any kind of meat to make the ideal topping
for tortilla chips. Here, chipotle, chicken, and cilantro meld in this filling Mexican favorite.
Capturing the simplicity found in sun-drenched Mediterranean cuisine, these braised chicken thighs melt under the influence
of bright, vibrant lemon, briny olives and capers, and juicy plum tomatoes. Serve with rosemary mashed potatoes or over hot
It’s hard to believe that seven ingredients, including the unusual additions of molasses and light beer, can create such fork-tender
top round steak. Serve this quintessential comfort food over mashed potatoes, polenta, or egg noodles.
A colorful combo of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, this hearty meatless chili is one of our most popular. Serve toppings
alongside for a chili bar: low-fat sour cream, low-fat cheddar, green onions, and minced jalapeño.
For deep French flavor without a lot of effort, this stew steeps boneless chuck roast with tomato paste, vegetables, spices,
and a little bit of red wine. To keep the lid on carbs and calories, potatoes are left out of the mix.
For days when you feel lazy, this easy black bean soup lets the slow cooker build that “made from scratch” flavor with dried
beans and traditional seasonings. Not fond of spicy dishes? Use Anaheim chile instead of serrano.
Light and dark meat chicken and vegetables simmer in broth with baby spinach, onions, and celery for a different twist on
a classic. A splash of lemon juice and a sprinkle of rosemary help give this soup “fresh off the stovetop” flavor.
A mixture of ground round, turkey, and meaty shiitake mushrooms, this easy meatloaf saves the mess and fuss of lighting the
oven. Use leftovers for sandwiches or to create flavorful stuffed bell peppers.
One of those “killer” recipes that will wow any crowd, this nine-ingredient chili relies on pantry staples including canned
white beans, broth, and roasted chilies. To build rich flavor, the chicken and onions are browned first in a skillet with
garlic and cumin.
Boston pork butt roast becomes meltingly tender in a bath of Chinese barbecue flavors including five spice powder and hoisin
sauce. Add a side of steamed rice or serve it on a hot dog bun and you’ll still stay under 300 calories.